Summary of Everything We Have Learned Thus Far About Paid Content

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Why are Chinese Internet users more willing to pay for content than people in the West? Luo Zhenyu, founder of the popular content app Dedao (or iGet), talks about the Chinese paid-content market, breaks down the workings of the industry and explains the success of his app – currently the most successful product on the market. He details the social and behavioral changes that helped pave the way for this market, lays out the ways in which Dedao differentiates itself from other products and delves into the psychological reasons why users purchase content. Luo’s prose is well-crafted, humorous and contains many vivid examples. getAbstract recommends this article to entrepreneurs, business executives, learning professionals and media people.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the Chinese content app Dedao (or iGet) has accomplished since its launch,
  • Which social changes in China helped create a market for paid content and
  • What other factors contributed to Dedao’s success.

About the Author

Luo Zhenyu is the founder of the Dedao app and the host of the online talk show LUOgic Thinking (Luojisiwei).



The fee-charging app Dedao provides content in various forms, for example e-books, editorial columns (including audio) and live seminars from major opinion leaders. Within 16 months after founder Luo Zhenyu launched Dedao (or iGet) in November 2015, it attracted 5.58 million users, 450,000 of whom are active daily. About 20,000 new users sign up every day. To date, Dedao has sold more than 1.44 million subscriptions.

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